When it comes to providing service for furnace maintenance and repairs, you can trust in Ace Hi Plumbing, Heating & Air to get the job done right and help you on getting a furnace maintenance service that’s right for you. We service Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Greeley, Johnstown, Berthoud and Estes Park.

A furnace is a permanently installed appliance that provides heat to an interior space through fluid movement, which could be air, hot water, or steam. For modern combustion furnaces, the most common fuel source is natural gas. Other common fuel sources include coal, wood, propane or fuel oil. in other cases, in places where the electricity costs are low, electric resistance heating is used as a source of heat. Traditionally, combustion furnaces, which always need to be vented outside, expels heat along with the exhaust through a flue.

Lets go over the different types of units.

  1. A central warm-air furnace is a type of space-heating equipment in which a central combustor or resistance unit provides warm air that circulates through ducts leading to the various rooms. This type of furnace generally uses natural gas, fuel oil or electricity.
  2. A forced-air furnace uses a fan to force the air through the ducts
  3. A gravity furnace circulates the air by gravity and relies on the natural flow of warm air rising up through ducts while cold air falls through ducts that return to the furnace to be reheated.

Home heating systems generally consist of three parts.

  1. The controls and safety devices including a
  • gas valve
  • ignition control
  • igniter
  • heat sensor
  • transformer
  • limit control
  • blower control board and
  • flame rollout switch

A heat sensor, also known as a thermostat, measures the temperature and determines when the temperature needs to be raised in your home. When the air temperature drops, the thermostat signals the blower and the heater to turn on.

  1. Once the blower and the heater turn on. the combustion in the heater creates heat, while the blower creates a negative pressure on the intake side and moves air over the heat exchanger, raising the temperature and distributing it throughout the house by the heating ducts. Cooler room air is returned to the furnace through return ducts where it is warmed. The warm-air-out, cool-air-in-cycle continues until the desired temperature is reached and the thermostat signals the furnace to shut down.
  1. The burner is where the flame originates and is drawn into the heat exchanger by the negative pressure produced by the draft inducer. The hot gases produced by the combustion of the flame pass through the chambers of the heat exchanger. The cooled gases then enter the draft inducer blower and are pushed into the venting pipes and the exhaust gasses are then directed out of the house through the vent pipes.

A warm home is important after spending your day working hard. You want to be comfortable when relaxing.  We have technicians that understand the importance of keeping repair costs at an affordable rate, because everyone lives on a budget. Call Ace Hi Plumbing, Heating and Air today at 970-667-0300. We have 24-hour emergency service available.